Imbali begins 2011 summer camp

POSTED: 07/5/11 12:51 PM

St. Maarten – After an amazing year in the arts, winning a dance competition in Guadeloupe as well as in France, producing the original Folkloric Musical “Don Lolo”, Imbali continues with their dedication to artist training with their Annual Visual and Performing Arts summer camp. Imbali’s summer camp is a multi-disciplinary camp offering classes in a variety of artistic disciplines ranging from voice classes, dance classes, capoeira, drama, games, arts and craft and much more.

Imbali Visual and Performing Arts Summer Camp, which will run for three weeks started July 4 and will end on Friday July 22. The camp classes are everyday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the John Larmonie Center in Philipsburg.

This year Theatre Director Melissa Fleming joins Team Imbali at the summer camp. Fleming brings a wealth of experience to the camp both as an educator as an elementary school teacher at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School and as a creative person.

As a Theatre Director, Fleming has written and produced numerous productions featuring the youth culture. Amongst her work, is “Face off a production about adversities the youth face that also promotes positive ways to overcome their challenges. Other productions include “Un nuit De masala Love”  “Journey to love, Woman to thou arth”, and “Village.”

In addition to being a person in theatre Fleming is founder of “The One Young Poet Society”, a dynamic group of St. Maarten poets whose mission it is to create a platform where young talent can find a medium to explore the art of the spoken word.

Rounding out the new addition to Team Imbali Summer camp is the gifted and versatile Performance Artist La Rich Audain. La Rich Audain, a prolific poet and visual artist, took St. Maarten by storm with her unique style of Body Arts and face painting techniques. With her team of face painting artists Audain can be seen at many child centered events ranging from “Child Fest”’ to numerous private parties and children’s fun day activities in St. Maarten and the neighboring islands.

Imbali’s mission is to create a center where the arts and the artist come together in a safe and nurturing environment to flourish and find their personal creative expressive voice. Imbali visual and performing arts Summer Camp has been at the fore-front of inter-disciplinary artist training and continues this tradition with their latest annual summer camp.

For information please call 523-9148 or email


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